What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Full Weekend

Weekends are so full these days...they pass by in a wink-even the so-called LONG weekends.

Since I am feeling chatty~ this was my weekend in a nutshell.

~ I made two pizzas on Friday night, ham and faux pineapple and pepperoni and we watched two episodes of Gilligan's Island for our family movie night.  (We need some more family movie ideas...)

~ I bought tomato plants from an Amish greenhouse.  I have about two dozen of our own plants and I had to buy the rest!  :-(

~ I weed-whacked around my flower circle after breaking down and finally getting myself a weedwhacker with a bit of saved up laundry money.

~ Two days later, my lovely brother Jonathan brought me one of his that he had been saving for me.  (Isn't that just so LIKE me?  I have THE WORST TIMING IN THE WORLD!)

~ Matt surprised me with breakfast on Saturday morning.

~ Is there anything more sexy than a man carving hearts into cheese?

~ We planted the asparagus bed.  (Hurrah!)  There are about 28-30 asparagus crowns in there.  I have no idea if that will be too much or not enough...but we'll find out in three years!

~ Picked stones from garden.  Lots and lots of stones.  Also...a BRICK.  (Who knew.)

~ Andrew and I planted about 250 onions.  Yellow, red and white varieties.

~We began the summer ritual of feet washing again. Only this year we increased the elegance factor with our own homemade lemon verbena soap!

~ I made ham, broccoli and cheddar pockets and broccoli soup.  They were gooooooooood.

~ We visited my niece Samantha at the hospital to see her new little one. Little Baby Lilian Grace is indescribably tiny.  She was just 6 pounds, which for ME, is indescribably tiny.

~ My sister happened to go visiting at nearly the same time we did so I got a picture of her too.

~ Now you get to see a real picture of my new rockstar/shaggy dog look.

~I won't lie.  Seeing Lilian made me pine for a new wee one even more than I have been...and I HAVE been.   A lot.

~ I took pictures at our church for the website I am STILL working on.  I am the slowest website maker IN.THE.WORLD.

~ Bath night.  Wet towels everywhere.  Fresh, clean children everywhere too.

~ Communion bread baking.  The smell of freshly ground wheat baking.  Delicious.

~ I seasoned a cast iron dutch oven.  The smell of burning lard.  Disgusting.

~ We met some of my family at a park for Memorial Day.  It was swarming with people.

~ I made a huge pot of baked beans, a huckleberry peach crisp (that didn't crisp for some reason) and some lemonade.  I intended to bring pickled beets but forgot to grab a few jars.

~ Andrew went off looking for goslings without telling me- so I went looking for him- and then Judah (unbeknownst to everyone) went looking for ME and got LOST.  It was a frightening ordeal which became a million times more frightening when I saw lights and a siren.  After pacing the park like seven times- seeing lights and a siren makes you want to die inside.  Thankfully, he hadn't gotten HIT by a car (my first thought) but had been found by someone and was held safely until we found him.   I am so utterly thankful for that woman who knew to keep him with her to keep him safe.  I was NOT utterly thankful for the cruel and callous police officer that interrogated me (and incinuated I was a horrible mother) afterward.

~ After that, I didn't feel like picnicking anymore.  Like, ever again.

Did you have a happy LOOOOONG weekend?


Bonnie said...

Briefly: YOUR HAIR LOOKS AWSOME!!!!!! Seriously, I have TRIED that cut and it did not work, but on you? Amazing! Modeling agencies are going to start banging on your door.
That wasn't brief. My post is up.

Julian said...

Love the hair. Didnt work on me eaither. Lucky:). Looks like your weekend was fun and full. Congrats on being a great aunt.

Terri said...

Rebecca, your hair is gorgeous! I think that style is very becoming on you. Seriously! I'm glad Judah was found safe and sound. Sounds like you had a great weekend, except for the end.

Tracy said...

Love the hair- you're just not used to the layers, I think.

Love the breakfast!

Love the baby. Mmm. ;-)

And I'm so sorry about Judah. Though no police were involved, we left Collin at a birthday party when he was 3. When we returned to pick him up no one had any idea where he was. It took about 10 minutes of frantic searching until he emerged from the ladies room alone. I was sure I'd never see him again, and it was the worst feeling I've ever experienced.

We enjoyed a leisurely weekend... nothing much happened which is EXACTLY how I like it.

Can you return the weed eater?

mapleleafmom said...

1) your hair is fabulous
2) how was your yardsailing???
3) boo on the weedwacker..but i'm guessing you'll burn through them quickly
4) boo on the police officer...and yeah on finding the boys...I don't know why you'd ever leave your corner of the world...lol...I miss living on LAND.

Miranda said...

Now that would be scary! So glad everything turned out ok.

I think your hair looks fabulous!

We went camping over the weekend. It was so much fun. I love camping. I do not however like the laundry pile afterwards!

Mari said...

First, I love your hair. It is probably annoying when you are working outside but looks fabulous in the pictures.

Six pounds? My one and only graduates from high school tomorrow but she weighed 4 pounds 13 ounces when she entered this world.

So glad Judah was okay. I don't know what the policeman said, but I dated a couple of them many years ago and given some of the stuff they saw on the job, especially related to children, they can be rather hard on parents, if only to make sure they are caring for their children. In some cases, it was similar to what happened with you all and I can still remember one night of him crying and me comforting after he was the one that pulled a drowned child from 3 feet of water when the child wondered away as the family was settingup a picnic. What he said might not be justified, but again they see a lot that, thankfully, none of us ever do.

Rosemary said...

Your hair looks awesome.
When your child wonders away, super scary. I believe it has happened to most mamas. So glad Judah was safe and sound
I understand about longing for a wee one. Your children are beautiful, and of course you long for more.

Marlene Bibby said...

I don't know if you like it, but I love your new hair style. Hope you do!

And I love the tilled soil. I know some of the farmers around here use the no till method, but I love the smell of the tilled soil.

Enjoy your week!

Wendy said...

Hubba hubba sexy lady! That is definitely a rock star hair cut, and you look FABULOUS in it! Makes me want to get my own hair done! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

...they call me mommy... said...

Rebecca...I think you look beautiful! :D Your nieces little baby is darling! Loved catching up on all your bits and pieces and reading about your gardening plans also! :)

Lindsey's Photographs said...

Can I make you these! We have 5 kids and as much as I never think ill ever be out of sight of them, in the blink of an eye it can happen. So I started making these. And for allergies for my niece and kids. Feel free to message me on my fan page. It would be on the house!

Rebecca said...

Well now. I should have just shown my hair outright from the beginning, as nice as you all are being about it! I am getting used to it, but it irritates me to no end when I have work to do (like, say, gardening) because there is no way to pull it up (and keep it out of my face.)

I am working on making some garden work headgear (oooh- that sounds freaky) when I am getting down to the nitty gritty.

Stacey K. said...

I think your hair looks awesome, as well! Might have to try that with my tone/thin hair!!

Abigail said...

LOVE those photos of you all with Samantha.

I empathize about your park experience. Glad it's over and Judah's safe!

Abigail said...

p.s. Your hair looked great at the beginning, too, silly girl.